Academic Pathfinders

Author: Patricia J. Gumport
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313320965
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The dynamics of knowledge creation are examined here in a case study of feminist scholarship. This analysis of the career histories and intellectual biographies of academic women from the 1960s to the 1980s reveals how historically specific conditions enabled some of them to establish intellectual space for feminist scholarship in the disciplines and, more broadly, in the academy.

Acting Otherwise

Author: Peiying Chen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113593438X
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Acting Otherwise concerns the strategies of action that have been used by feminist scholars to attain the institutionalization of women's/gender studies in universities.

The Worldwide Transformation of Higher Education

Author: David Baker
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0762314877
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Changes in access to higher education: from worldwide constraints to common patterns of reform? / Gaële Goastellec -- World university rankings / David Turner -- Corruption in higher education / John C. Weidman and Adiya Enkhjargal -- Women's studies as a global innovation / Christine Min Wotipka and Francisco O. Ramirez -- The research university in context: the examples of Brazil and Germany / Karin Amos, Lúcia Bruno and Marcelo Parreira do Amaral -- Historical legacies of Soviet higher education and the transformation of higher education systems in post-Soviet Russia and Eurasia / Mark S. Johnson -- The World Bank and higher education in the developing world: the cases of Uganda and Thailand / Christopher S. Collins and Robert A. Rhoads -- Rapid expansion of higher education in South Korea: political economy of education fever / Sunwoong Kim -- China's move to mass higher education: an analysis of policy making from a rational framework / Jun Li and Jing Lin -- The impact of neo-liberalism on Taiwanese higher education / Chuing Prudence Chou -- America in the world: higher education and the global marketplace / Philip G. Altbach and Patti McGill Peterson.

The Worldwide Transformation of Higher Education

Author: David Baker
Publisher: Jai
ISBN: 9780762314874
Format: PDF, Docs
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Changes in access to higher education: from worldwide constraints to common patterns of reform? / Gaële Goastellec -- World university rankings / David Turner -- Corruption in higher education / John C. Weidman and Adiya Enkhjargal -- Women's studies as a global innovation / Christine Min Wotipka and Francisco O. Ramirez -- The research university in context: the examples of Brazil and Germany / Karin Amos, Lúcia Bruno and Marcelo Parreira do Amaral -- Historical legacies of Soviet higher education and the transformation of higher education systems in post-Soviet Russia and Eurasia / Mark S. Johnson -- The World Bank and higher education in the developing world: the cases of Uganda and Thailand / Christopher S. Collins and Robert A. Rhoads -- Rapid expansion of higher education in South Korea: political economy of education fever / Sunwoong Kim -- China's move to mass higher education: an analysis of policy making from a rational framework / Jun Li and Jing Lin -- The impact of neo-liberalism on Taiwanese higher education / Chuing Prudence Chou -- America in the world: higher education and the global marketplace / Philip G. Altbach and Patti McGill Peterson.

Faculty careers and work lives

Author: KerryAnn O'Meara
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780470439715
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This volume reviews and synthesizes recent research on faculty demographics, appointment types, work life, and reward systems, as well as major theoretical perspectives useful to researchers who study faculty work, careers, and professional development. In doing so, it advances and challenges current dialogue on faculty careers, notably by exploring a "narrative of constraint" that underlies much contemporary research and reform in higher education. Although highlighting the valuable ways whereby the "narrative of constraint" has illuminated the myriad barriers that can, and too often do, inhibit faculty careers, the authors assert that the theme of "constraint" obscures possibility, learning, agency, and growth. In emphasizing constraint, many contemporary research and reform efforts overlook faculty striving for growth. This volume reintroduces growth as an important consideration in higher education discourses of policy and practice, and with attention to four of its key aspects: learning, agency, professional relationships, and commitments. The authors discuss current research on faculty demographics, appointments, work, reward systems, along with theories used in research, relative to these four aspects of growth. They also discuss how attention to faculty growth may open up new directions for policy, public communication, and future research on higher education faculty. -- P. 4 of cover.

Faculty priorities reconsidered

Author: KerryAnn O'Meara
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
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No reform effort in American higher education in the last twenty years has been more important than the attempt to enlarge the dominant understanding of the scholarly work of faculty—what counts as scholarship. Faculty Priorities Reconsidered assesses the impact of this widespread initiative to realign the priorities of the American professoriate with the essential missions of the nation's colleges and universities: to redefine faculty roles and restructure reward systems. Faculty Priorities Reconsidered traces the history of the movement to redefine scholarship. It examines the impact of the 1990 landmark report Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the decade-long work of the American Association for Higher Education's Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards that initiated and sustained much of the work reported on here. The struggles to move beyond narrow definitions of research, to distinguish between scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching while acknowledging the importance of both, to encourage faculty engagement in meeting the scholarly needs of the larger civic community, and to recognize the importance of academic synthesis and integration—all elements of a broader understanding of scholarship—are addressed in this book. In Faculty Priorities Reconsidered the leading pioneers of the movement reflect on their own work with campuses nationwide and examine concrete issues involved in introducing new perspectives on the different forms of scholarship. In addition, the book contains studies of nine very diverse institutions—Madonna, Albany State, South Dakota State, Kansas State, Portland State, and Arizona State universities, Franklin College, the University of Phoenix, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Each study tells a unique story of the struggle to change faculty work and its rewards. This book offers practical advice to academic leaders considering similar changes and responds to questions for the future about encouraging, supporting, assessing, and rewarding multiple forms of scholarship.

Doing democracy

Author: Darren E. Lund
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
ISBN: 9781433103438
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this provocative collection of essays with a distinctly critical and nuanced approach to how democracy is taught, learned, understood, and lived, authors from four continents share their visions on how democracy needs to be cultivated, critiqued, demonstrated, and manifested throughout the educational experience. The collective concern is how we actually do democracy in education. The essays argue that democracy must be infused in everything that happens at school: curriculum, extra-curricular activities, interaction with parents and communities, and through formal organization and structures. One of the book's central questions is: Are educators merely teaching students skills and knowledge to prepare them for the world of work, or is education more about encouraging students to thrive within a pluralistic society? This book reveals that democracy is an ethos, an ideology, a set of values, a philosophy, and a complex and dynamic terrain that is a contested forum for debate. From seasoned veterans to emerging scholars, these writers challenge the idea that there is only one type of democracy, or that democracy is defined by elections. Using a range of theoretical, conceptual, and methodological approaches, each essay makes a compelling case for how education can advance a more critical engagement in democracy that promotes social justice and political literacy for all. Diverse examples illustrate the theme of doing democracy. With its numerous models for teaching and learning to encourage critical thinking and engagement, this book is certain to be an invaluable resource to educators, researchers, students, and anyone with a passion for democratic ideals.